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EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2978-KR 4GB FTW GAMING w/ACX 2.0, Silent Cooling Graphics Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: 1: Powerful! Almost as much power as a Titan!
2: Fans shut off during idle to save power & reduce fan wear.
3: Full sized HDMI port, not that Mini HDMI crud.
4: Covers on SLI connector and and all connector ports.
5: Finally puts that Windows 7 Graphics performance to 7.9

Cons: 1: Does have some coil whine noise when card is working hard.

2: World of Warcraft at max settings can cause this card to drop under 60fps when raiding at 1080p.

3: Does not include backplate unless purchased during promotion.

4: Documentation clearly indicates that the fans shut off when the card is cool or idling. But when the fans are not running, they tend to "Twitch", and it could cause some people to wrongfully assume the fan or card is damaged.

5: While the card has vent holes, it does not blow it's heat exhaust out the back, and instead blows it everywhere. Might cause heating issues with some cases. Make sure your case has good ventilation.

Other Thoughts: 1: For the cost of this card, the Backplate should have been included with it out of the box. The fact I can't even order it due to it being out of stock is even more annoying.

2: I don't like the location of the power plugs. Wish they were facing the hard drive cage & not the side.

3: Maybe EVGA could add some little LED's to the card so the cover lights up.

Final Thoughts:
I replaced a EVGA GTX 560 SC with this card & pretty much saw a almost 3x improvement in graphics performance! I am pretty much happy with this card even with it's minor faults. Would be nice if I could SLI this card with the previous card I had, but sadly, that is beyond what NVIDIA's technological capabilities can do. Overall, I am happy with my purchase.

Took off 1 egg for not including the Backplate. *sad face*

NVIDIA Pick 1 of 3 GAMES: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew (Up to $59.99 Retail Value)
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Pick one of 3 free games!

Cons: You are forced to use U-Play
Key Cannot be activated on Steam.

Other Thoughts: Game Code sent via E-Mail, and not as a physical card in the package, so don't go looking for this in the box when you order your video card.

Anker Astro 3E 10000mAh Portable Charger Dual USB External Battery Power Pack for most Smartphones, Tablets and other USB-charged devices (Apple adapters - 30 pin and lightning, not included)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: 10k mAh!!
Spits out 0.5ma for those who use Crapple Products
Spits out 3A for those who use Tablets.
2 Charging Ports
Can charge anything that uses USB power.
THERE ARE 4 LIGHTS!!! (In Captain Picards Voice)
Doesn't feel cheap.

Cons: Non Replaceable Battery.
Might feel a bit heavy for some users.

Other Thoughts: Could use some design improvements. Like knowing when the device is charging or being charged by using a different indicator.

Or a hard plastic door or case so nothing can press the button accidentally.


Leonor R.'s Profile

Display Name: Leonor R.

Date Joined: 02/11/13

  • Reviews: 16
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 02/12/13
  • Last Review: 01/01/15
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